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Long time since I have written, but I felt obligated too. So I left my home of South Africa and re-located to London for a great Job opportunity. In the midst of my last few years in SA and deconstruction I moved from Charismania to more Mainline progressive place and was looking for something different in London.I have settled here become part of a small new monastic community called Moot.
Doing new monastic practises, meditation, lectio's, reflections, taize, morning & evening prayer etc. and embracing a rythym of life has been new but so hopeful for settling in big, bustling, loud 1st World City.I have found the ancient practises the very thing that has given me life in very flashy modern city. My life is noisy enough day to day, that the thought of more noise, talk and lights on a Sunday is a hellish thought.
These practises all happen within a community that runs its own successful coffee shop within the city, creating a space for Londoners to experience a different way of being.
Sorry for the rushed writing, work calls!
1 year, 4 months ago on Invitation To Conversation: Ancient Future Faith
After reading Exclusion & Embrace (my favourite theological book) and End of Memory and listening to Volf I don't think Volf would want us to just 'focus so particularly on the nature of heaven and its justice and read backwards from that into the present for normative forgiveness behaviours', but I am a theological lightweight so I might not be reading him correctly. I think Volf see's a future nature influencing this one but is also aware of the complications of our present life.I think like Jesse points out below like Rollins Volf see's memory through forgiveness as something that can be transformed in our present age, and at times that can perhaps lead to non-remembrance.
Volf's main point in non-remembrance is that to continue to remember exactly is perhaps to continue to re-commit the offense against the offender, which is my mind worse than non-remembrance.
I think you should get Volf on the Podcast!
1 year, 4 months ago on Memory, Forgiveness, and Volf’s Heaven
Hey guys! This is not appearing on the podcast feed in itunes
1 year, 10 months ago on Prodigal Christianity, Rob Bell coming out, & Tony Jones’ Confusion with David Fitch
A series of shows on psychology and faith would be amazing. Topics such as depression, sexuality, city life, work stress etc. would be fascinating.
Steve was great on this podcast!
2 years ago on Psychology, Equal Sign Profile Pics, and The Bible on Television
Fantastic blog!I feel you and feel like I am in the middle of one of those experiences. Back in Cape Town it was lone walks in the mountains for 4-6 hours at least monthly, dinners with close safe friends/mentors where we talked crap and laughed, as well as finding life in a liturgical progressive church as a space out of the machine that began the process of restoration.In new life in London (4 weeks in) its harder, but runs and walks and a Quaker church meeting are bringing life to a soul being re-built and enlivened again.
2 years, 1 month ago on Day 9: My Soul Is Fried
I have lost my drive to 'convert' the other. Now I am far more interested in observing, understanding and listening.Really enjoying the book: Have just moved to London from Cape Town and its a good companion in learning to understanding that which is seemingly foreign and to find new life in that.
2 years, 2 months ago on Day 1: Foreign Concepts
Job in the Belly! I think it was Jonah.What do we lose if Mary was not a virgin?
2 years, 3 months ago on Of Course Jesus Was Born of A Virgin – it happened a lot back then
Amy bring order to the chaos, or at least she tries.Great episode
2 years, 4 months ago on Rev. Amy Piatt on Sexuality, Beer and Ministry
Cold Specks is a quality band! Good Cultural addition
2 years, 4 months ago on Peter Rollins on God, Gin and Zombies
Great show again!Seeming you mentioned call me maybe for the 7th show in a row I thought this little parody video would be appropriate.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKQvdLDAic&feature=g-logo-xit
2 years, 5 months ago on Rev. Phil Snider, LGBT Rights & Going Viral [CultureCast 11]
This was great! Inspite of poorish audio quality the Theopoetics stuff had me feeling and being called to something different and beautiful. So Good!
2 years, 6 months ago on TNT: HyperTheist Throwdown with Callid Keefe-Perry
Great Episode. Interesting Interview and genuinely hilarious banter.
2 years, 6 months ago on “I Love Mormons,” Jesus’ Wife, & Football! [CultureCast 9]
Itunes is not picking up this new episode
2 years, 6 months ago on The Beat of a Different Drum from Wild Goose West
Your best podcast yet. Great interview, really interesting and profound. The normal banter/commentary throughout the podcast was hilarious and concise.
2 years, 7 months ago on Bieber, Obama, Bono, & More Cultural Goodies! [Culture Podcast]
Does a God who work in Creation and society e.g. , 'can time earthquakes to get Apostles out of jail' have to lead to an Authoritarian one who guides everything.I have as big a problem with the concept of God being responsible for the economy and extreme personal responsibility, but I am not sure one has to throw out a God who works in creation in sometimes miraculous and remarkable ways to deconstruct this system.
2 years, 10 months ago on God is in charge of this economy?
Great interview! South Africa even got a mention!
2 years, 10 months ago on Global Leadership and Local Ministry with Martin Sanders
@BoSanders Will do so. Might take a while as I am in the middle of my capitalist Graduate Degree in Accounting which steals my time and soul, but shall do it.
2 years, 10 months ago on A funny thing happened on the way to Pentecost
As one who lives in the South (South Africa) and has travelled/and lived quite extensively in the rest of Southern Africa - Pentecostilsm is the predominant believe system in poorer communities, while a watered down, consumer conservative Charismatic system is the craze in your more educated and wealthier areas.
I am a recovering Charismatic who has changed the way in which he believes, but am deeply concerned at this belief system and its inability to tackle systemic issues in the South, while continuing to build there own empires of sheltered unaware people. The every Sunday is Pentecost is what I was apart of for many years, but it became increasingly problematic how this led to escapist hedonism.
I look forward to the day where one can hold to the miraculous (not supernatural - Bo!), use ones brain, be open to various interpretations and be a people willing to love and speak & live prophetically within the system for issues such as Race, Poverty, Aids etc.